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8/27/09 11:37 P

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That is great news! I hope I don't have to hear those words ( No Running for ....) for a long time to come. Right now, I think running is the only thing that keeps me sane.

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MARLIN000 Posts: 301
8/27/09 8:05 A

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Thank you all for the encouragement. 2 weeks off kind of bums me out, but it is great in light of what I thought my sentence was going to be.



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8/27/09 5:06 A

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Great news! Here's to speedy recovery

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8/27/09 5:03 A

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This is great news to hear. It is always so hard not to run....you can start training your brain.

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8/26/09 11:41 P

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Thanks for the update. I'm glad you got good news (well, it's better than a stress fracture news).

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AZIMMER12 Posts: 2,958
8/26/09 11:36 P

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Good to hear its only a few weeks! I had to take a couple off last month with a strained hamstring, so I know how you feel! I'm sure you'll be back before you know it. You'll just have to keep your excitement at bay when you start back your training. :)

"When there's something you want fight for it. Don't give up-no matter how hopeless it seems, even when you've lost hope, cause years from now you're gonna look back and wish you gave it one more shot cause the best things in life don't come easy."

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8/26/09 4:50 P

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I'm sorry to hear about your injury, but must thank you and others for posting the details about your injury and so much other useful information. I'm learning a lot and wish you a speedy recovery! emoticon

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8/26/09 4:34 P

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That is great that it is only 2 weeks. I hurt both my knees and legs in a 1/2 marathon and I had to stop running for 3 months.

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MARLIN000 Posts: 301
8/26/09 4:02 P

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Yes---I will happily rest for 2 weeks knowing that it does not have to be 3 or 4 times that long.

Interesting find about the Ibuprofen Nancy. It makes perfect sense to use it, only to find out that there is this side effect that actually causes it to do more harm than good. Who'da thunk it. I'll definitley ask the doc about that one. Thanks for the heads-up!

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8/26/09 3:40 P

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GREAT news...2 weeks beats 6-12 weeks if we were talking stress fractures. Hey, not to over step the boundaries of your doc, but when I attended my RRCA running certification class AND a seminar led by Dr Evans they do NOT recommend any anti-inflammatory meds to treat running injuries. There is even a snippet in the July issue of British Runner's World supporting this same deal. The reason has to do with these meds interfering with tissue regeneration and collagen repair not to mention the GI and kidney issues. They say stick with ice and rest. Not too sure if you doc is aware of the new info and I am not suggesting NOT to take ibuprofen.

Nancy

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8/26/09 3:36 P

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Wish I had your doc! Runners just understand more! Good news that he doesn't think stress fracture!!!!

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8/26/09 3:26 P

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So I went to see the doctor today about the pain in my lower leg.

First good thing: Doc is an ex-marathoner. He knows running and knows how badly I want to get back.

Second: He is convinced that I am only dealing with severe shin splints-not a stress fracture.

Third/ Treatment: Only 2 Weeks off and Ibuprofen 4x a day. Ice as needed. Cross train however I wish-just NO RUNNING.

He also said that after the 2 weeks, I should start as slowly as possible. Take things at an excruciatingly slow pace to try and prevent a recurrance.

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